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    On the plus side tonight I’m prepping for my...

    On the plus side tonight I’m prepping for my annual colonoscopy. Fully confident my GI guy knows the difference between a hiker and a polyp, having bagged a few trophy specimens over the years. ...
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    FWIW, ATC gave em $1000k past couple years, just...

    FWIW, ATC gave em $1000k past couple years, just joined AMC. will probably do more down the line. Work about 60 hrs a week, and live a pretty far ways from the trail to volunteer before retiring.
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    I wonder if the Fontana Hilton is going to offer...

    I wonder if the Fontana Hilton is going to offer a similar package?
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    Ditto. However, FWIW, I would support a...

    Ditto.

    However, FWIW, I would support a similar tax on other outdoor gear. Or just a straight up usage fee.

    And I donít think Hobbs is trolling us, Iíve seen plenty of posts from him in...
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    Hobbs The trail exists in decent shape because...

    Hobbs

    The trail exists in decent shape because enough people DO volunteer and donate to maintain it. Arguably that reflects better on hikers than hunters, who as you point out contribute via...
  6. In other direction, Masonboro Island. No...

    In other direction, Masonboro Island. No structures, no bridge. No fresh water, bring your own. My grandad helped preserve it.
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    You should be open to marriage or a more...

    You should be open to marriage or a more committed relationship....
  8. Me too...a warm house and hot fireplace are a...

    Me too...a warm house and hot fireplace are a blessing!
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    I sleep with my spouse, you guys are weird.

    I sleep with my spouse, you guys are weird.
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    It’s the show me state, as in “show me you aren’t...

    It’s the show me state, as in “show me you aren’t a turkey or I’ll shoot!”
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    Wear a stillsuit like they do on Dune.

    Wear a stillsuit like they do on Dune.
  12. I didn’t get the English subtitles, perhaps...

    I didn’t get the English subtitles, perhaps because I don’t have a U-tube acct. Not really needed the pictures is worth a million words. Brrrrr.
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    I wished I had one going thru Cumberland Valley...

    I wished I had one going thru Cumberland Valley on humid summer day cuz all dem skeeters
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    The military study in Crossup’s link is all on...

    The military study in Crossup’s link is all on safety vs efficacy. It is generally reassuring in that regard. But not much there as to whether it works. Insect Shield’s “about us” section...
  15. If either party is delicious then it is fine.

    If either party is delicious then it is fine.
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    Down with the good ole days!!

    Down with the good ole days!!
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    It’s that “solid branch 20 feet off the ground”...

    It’s that “solid branch 20 feet off the ground” bit that gets tricky. Especially as it gets dark.
  18. Improves the odds of social security solvency,...

    Improves the odds of social security solvency, I’m all for it.
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    I know a bear can destroy my food if I use an...

    I know a bear can destroy my food if I use an Ursack, but I figure the AT is pretty crowed and there will always be another hiker that can give me some food or that I can eat if things get really bad...
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    I’ve been meaning to ask, this seems as good a...

    I’ve been meaning to ask, this seems as good a spot as any. I have an Usrasck which looks like it would get heavier if wet. What do people do to keep it dry, given the cords being at the top?
  21. Wow, I was thinking of wearing shorts and a tee...

    Wow, I was thinking of wearing shorts and a tee shirt too, but this approach would really lighten things up, and be a lot cooler.
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    I appreciate the OP for getting me to think more...

    I appreciate the OP for getting me to think more about this topic.

    I ended up getting this one. Not quite as weight efficient as the Nitecore, but I like the company better. And it does allow...
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    Sticky: Still Pappy, still SOBO. As soon as possible...

    Still Pappy, still SOBO. As soon as possible has turned out to be 9 June. Psyched.
  24. While I agree with you on the nature of...

    While I agree with you on the nature of reasonable nutrition, let’s face it...the real cause of all death is being born.
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    Did it the other direction summer ‘19. Know you...

    Did it the other direction summer ‘19. Know you are looking for more up to date info, but the water at Rausch Gap right in front of the shelter in a stainless steel trough was a thing of beauty and...
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